International Relations (May 1960)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • USIA, Washington
Publication Date
  • DIVO, Frankfurt (Data Collector)
  • NORSK Gallup Institutt, Oslo (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • International politics and organisation
    • Conflict, security and peace
    • Government, political systems and organisation
  • Abstract

    Questions on security policy. Questions of international policy. East-West-comparison. Topics: Attitude to the USA and the USSR; changes in attitude to the USA and the USSR; judgement on leading Western and Eastern politicians; preference for an Eastern or Western orientation of the country; perceived danger of war; judgement on the peace efforts of the USA and the USSR; confidence in the USA as leading power of the West; confidence in the NATO; leading nation in space research and in military strength; attitude to stationing American troops in the country; party preference and trade union membership. In the Federal Republic the following questions were additionally asked: most important problems of the country; assessment of the credibility of the policy of the USA and the USSR; significance of NATO for European security; necessity of a West German participation in NATO; assumed gain in prestige of the USA or the USSR from the Paris summit conference; country responsible for the failure of this conference; preference for a tougher line by the Western powers to the USSR; sympathy scale for CDU, SPD and FDP as well as for the prime minister of the respective state as well as for Brandt, Strauss and Adenauer. In Norway the following questions were additionally asked: attitude to American Air Force bases in Norway; attitude to American surveillance flights over the USSR.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1960-05
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
  • Norway (NO)
Sampled Universe
Persons aged 21 and older.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral interview with standardized questionnaire.
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2030
    Number of Variables: 94
1010 persons were interviewed in Germany and 1020 persons in Norway. Data for surveys from further countries are no longer available. The study has the USIA-designation XX-12.5. The USIA-Studies of the XX-Series (international relations) from XX-2 to XX-18 are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1969-1976 as well as 2069-2074 and 2124-2127.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2072 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Merritt, Richard L.; Puchala, Donald J. (Hrsg.): Western European Perspectives on International Affairs: Public Opinion Studies and Evaluations. New York: Praeger 1968.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 86 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22